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Jun 20

Willie Nelson’s Ranch Suffers Heavy Damage From Recent Storms

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson photo courtesy of Lost Highway Records.

Willie Nelson’s Texas ranch, named “Luck,” suffered heavy damage from high winds as storms blew through the state last week. The ranch was built in 1986 to look like an authentic Western town as the set of his film, Red Headed Stranger.

Willie shared the news of the damage on Facebook. “Our beautiful Luck wasn’t so lucky recently,” he wrote. “Last week’s tornado-force winds ripped several buildings apart, including the bank, the post office, and left World Headquarters holding on by a splinter.”

The ranch, not open to the public, includes a church, bank and post office and has been used during SXSW’s Heartbreaker Banquet. Despite the damage, Willie was still able to find the “luck” in the situation. “We are happy to report no one was hurt and the church only had a few windows blown out,” he said. “Some towns got it a lot worse, so we aren’t complaining. Luck is a tough town. It can be rebuilt.”

Willie’s latest album, Band of Brothers, hit stores this week. He is currently co-headlining shows around the country with Alison Krauss and Union Station.

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Posted at 10:53 pm, June 20, 2014 | Permalink

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